If you think it’s all about hopping on the next plane out to destination unknown, then you’re in for a lot of trouble. Most people who quit their job without giving it a second thought realized the consequences too late. When you’re out there, and have no one else to turn to but yourself, it’s better to be prepared for anything! SO I ask you, do you want to find out how you can still quit your job, survive and travel the world?
1. Look for a job that meets your needs
If you’re planning to stay in one country for a long time, check if there are any opportunities to teach English. For instance, in Asia especially in China, the Philippines, South Korea and India, job openings for ESL (English as a Second Language) instructors are abundant and you can find most of these online as well. All you need is a stable Internet connection and you’re good to go.
2. Save at least three months worth of your salary
That’s not going to be a huge amount when you’re abroad. But having an emergency fund is a must, now that you don’t have a nine-to-five job. Even if you were able to find one online, it’s still best to save money before quitting a stable job.
3.Use Google. Use it well.
There’s a huge difference between traveling and vacationing for people like you. For a vacationer, they may want to check tourist spots, eat in cafes meant for them, or explore the place with paid groups. That’s fine for them because they have limited time to discover things on their own. Since this is essentially not a vacation for you, avoid thinking like a one. Search for places where locals actually frequent to buy essentials like food and clothes.
4. Commit to getting a working visa
When an online job fails, there’s always the local scene. Make sure you can work temporarily by getting a holiday working visa that will allow you to work for at least a year. It might seem like going back to a nine-to-five job, but this is just a back-up plan. After all, you don’t want to end up without money.
5. Trust the process
Starting fresh isn’t always easy, but I can say from first hand experience, man oh man is it ever worth it. There will be times when you feel like this is too scary or you aren’t sure you’re capable of continuing on. My advice is this, “Trust the process”. Thousands of travellers before you have gone through the same problems and they’ve made it out alive and grown in immeasurable ways because of it.